5/8/2019  Ranger Dave
Armed Forces Day at Joint Base Lewis McChord

May 18, 2019, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

2013 N. 3rd St . (Room 341) JBLM-Lewis Main JB Lewis-McChord 98433-9500 

Take a glimpse into military history with Joint Base Lewis-McChord!

Auburn's Petpalooza
May 18, 2019
PETPALOOZA is a FREE event for pet lovers and a special day for your four-legged family member or other furry friend. Petpalooza is kicked off at 9:30am with a Dog Trot 3K/5K Fun Run. The event features an animal-related entertainment stage, live entertainment, flydog, agility and frisbee demos, animal races, pony rides, a variety of pet contests, an agility area, a yummy food court and the 'Yappy Hour' Beer Garden, over 150 vendor booths, giveaways and lots of activities to keep both humans and pets entertained. Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome. 
Mother's Day
Take a walk on the wild side
May 17, 2019 - all day
In between Lacey and Joint Base Lewis McChord is a great place to take mom. We won't spoil it for you, learn all about it HERE.
Water Lantern Festival at Spanaway, WA
June 1, 2019, 6pm-10pm
Spanaway Lake Park 14905 Bresemann Blvd S, Spanaway, WA 98327
Water Lantern Festival is an incredible experience where thousands of family, friends, and strangers celebrate life together. Water Lantern Festival brings together individuals from all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life to join in one emotional and memorable night. At the Water Lantern Festival, we cherish these moments and will do our best to help you have a memorable experience that you'll never forget as you witness the beauty of thousands of lanterns reflecting upon the water. 
Dupont Chili Competition - Produced by American Legion Post 52
June 15,
FOB Brewery 2750 Williamson Place NW #100, Dupont, WA 98327
A great chili competition where you can see the competitors and taste their delicious specialities. Located at Veteran owned FOB Brewery, you get great beer also!
Olympia Air Show
June 15 and 16
Every year Olympia has a spectacular air show.  It's the perfect place to take dad for father's day.  Bring a folding chair and sunscreen.  There are bouncy houses for kids too.  The whole family will enjoy it. 
Meeker Days Arts and Music Festival
June 15 and 16
  • Our three stages feature a variety of music flavors like country, rock, blues and alternative along with great entertainment for kids of all ages.
  • Two food courts are loaded with festival favorites like elephant ears, burgers, corn dogs, ice cream and more!
  • Beer and Wine Gardens.
  • Over 200 craft, commercial and non-profit vendors with a huge assortment of products for your home, gifts for dad, apparel and toys for the kids, just to name a few.
  • Awesome educational exhibits, antique tractor display and inflatable fun for everyone!
  • And for the car enthusiasts… a classic Buick car show!
    Lacey Polyfest
    June 22nd, 10am-6pm
    8345 Steilacoom Rd SE, Olympia, WA 98513  
    LaceyPolyFest exists to preserve and promote the Polynesian heritage among our members and the general public through service, cultural, charitable, advocacy and educational activities.  Enjoy some live entertainment, great food and much more. 

    Taste of Tacoma
    June 21-23, Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m

    Point Defiance Park, Tacoma.

    Enjoy over 40 restaurants and vendors, craft and commercial goods, live bands and entertainment, cooking demos and chef cook-off battles, craft beer and wine tasting, outdoor beer gardens, a carnival and more. Free admission (charges for food, drink, and certain entertainment). 

    Ethnic Fest 
    June 27 and 28
    Wright Park, 501 South I St., Tacoma, WA

    Ethnic Fest has been celebrating culture & community for Over 30 years! Enjoy two full days of music, dance, art, and foods from around the world.

    Since 1986 Ethnic Fest has grown to become the largest celebration of culture and community in Tacoma. Voted the best festival of the South Sound; this year Ethnic Fest takes place Saturday, July 27 - Sunday, July 28 from Noon to 7 pm at historic Wright Park in Tacoma, WA.

    This family-friendly, free festival has grown in size and hosts Kid’s Zones, hands-on cultural activities and experiences, performer stage, as well as numerous specialty arts and crafts, food, and information vendor booths. This year's festival will also include a 3 on 3 basketball tournament, for Youth (15U) and Adaptive Recreation divisions.

    Tacoma Freedom Fair
    July 4 -Ruston Way, Tacoma
    Washington State's largest one day event. Located on the Ruston Way Waterfront, this two mile long event still gives everyone plenty of space yet is packed with 5 stages of live music and entertainment. There is an air show with military aircraft that you have always wanted to see. Car show, huge kids zone, pet zone and of course lots of food and vendors with all kinds of cool things to see and buy. This is the event that you do not want to miss in 2019! Start planning now.
    Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels
    July 6 and 7 - Gig Harbor
    A great car show and air show in the 9th year. You will love this event and so will your kids.  Make it easier on yourself by taking the shuttle bus from the extra parking location.  
    Lakewood SummerFEST
    July 13 - Lakewood
    Join us for SummerFEST Saturday, July 13, for a free, memorable, outdoor festival for the whole family at Fort Steilacoom Park. New this year is a hot air balloon glow! Stay until evening to see hot air balloons ascend above Fort Steilacoom Park. At SummerFEST there is truly something for everyone. Sample amazing food from over 30 food trucks and enjoy the beer garden. Be amazed by extreme trampoline acts, stilt walkers, an aerial motocross show, and roving circus acts. Get your free "Passport" stamped at over 25 high quality multi-sporting activities, and hands-on art stations, play bubble soccer, or visit the Kids Zone with inflatables and pony rides. Browse the classic car show, shop at over 150 unique market vendors and listen to live music on the Geico Main Stage featuring Washed In Black, a Pearl Jam tribute band, The Infinity Project, a Journey tribute band, Chapter 5, and the Afrodisiacs (AfroSpazMrPink).
    Head over to the Pavilion Stage to see dances from over 14 countries at the International Festival. Stay for the movie at night, The Greatest Showman!
    For a complete schedule of events visit: cityoflakewood.us/summerfest/ 
    Capital LakeFair
    July 17-21 -Olympia
    Admission to the park is always free as are many of the events. Carnival rides and games, non-profit food concessions, entertainment main stage and arts & crafts vendors open daily at Noon. Special events include 50+ in the Park and Car Show on Friday, 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, Kids’ Day and Grand Parade on Saturday and Grand Finale Fireworks over Capitol Lake on Sunday.

    Discount wristbands for unlimited rides on the day of your choice will be available for pre-order on the Lakefair website starting early July, and continue at the standard rate July 17-21 at the fairgrounds. Visit www.lakefair.org for complete details.
    Pierce County Fair
    Aug 8 - Aug 11
    The PIERCE COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION will celebrate the 71st annual PIERCE COUNTY FAIR, August 8-11, 2019. Join us in “Celebrating Pierce County, Peninsula to Paradise!” at the Pierce County Fair!

    Join us at our yearly celebration of rural life, agriculture and good ol’ family values. The PIERCE COUNTY FAIR is nestled among the giant firs and green grass of beautiful Frontier Park. Sit back and enjoy a wide selection of tasty fair food while viewing many of our free entertainment acts and attractions.

    The PIERCE COUNTY FAIR is the link to our agricultural past and our fast paced modern life. Don’t miss the excitement.
    Hudson's Bay Heritage Days Barbecue & Chili Cookoff
    August 17 & 18 - Dupont, WA 
    If there is one place that you do not want to miss in August, it is the Hudson's Bay Heritage Days Barbecue & Chili Cookoff in Dupont, Washington.  This annual event allows you to sample delicious BBQ from some very competitive BBQ chefs.   
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